Monthly Archives: February 2011

Finally, David Ferrucci has posted answers about AI and Watson

After a few delays (first the 22nd, then the 25th, then the 28th), David Ferrucci has posted answers to questions sent by viewers, etc. via PBS’s NOVA website. I think it is worth the wait. I like that his answers … Continue reading

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Applications for Watson’s DeepQA technology

This post is just to point out a few sources that discuss Watson’s potential, among all the hubbub about Watson, intelligence, and the future that is now out on the web. Natural language and unstructured sources of information Now that … Continue reading

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So Watson won. So what are we supposed to think?

So Watson won. So what are we supposed to think?.

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So Watson won. So what are we supposed to think?

Now it can be told.  IBM’s Watson won the Jeopardy! challenge.  It’s one for the record books. I was home Wednesday trying to get better, so instead of writing a long blog post about it, I’ll mention that there is … Continue reading

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“No . . . Ken said that.” Does Watson get told what other players say?

One of the things I wondered about in a previous post has now been cleared up:  does Watson get to know what the other players have said? (We know that Watson cannot “hear” in the sense of picking up audio … Continue reading

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Play Interactive Trivia Game with IBM’s Watson online – URL here

I’m not a fan of trivia games, but I couldn’t resist seeing how this would go.  I got clobbered!  My spouse’s score was higher than the machine’s. The URL below  is to the New York Times’ website, under “The Watson … Continue reading

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NOVA show on IBM Watson last evening

NOVA show on IBM Watson last evening.

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